Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Quick NaNoWriMo Update #1

I'm in full swing on NaNoWriMo (you know, the November event where writers type or pen 50,000 words between the 1st and the 30th), and though it's only four days in (it's the morning of the 5th, so I'm not counting today yet), I'm on track to "win." I currently have 6968 words, which is just a few hundred or so above the required daily amount. If one were to write 1667 words a day, they'd get the required 50K by the end of November, and that's what I'm shooting for. I'm not one who can knock out 3 or 4 thousand words a day - a big day for me is 2000, and when I write without the challenge, I probably average closer to 12 or 13 hundred words a day. But this month I will get the 1667 each day. After all, I've already purchased my NaNoWriMo Winner shirt. What better way to make sure I stay on track, right? I'd look awful silly with one of those shirts and no 50,000 words.

I'm actually writing this book in a different way than I normally do. I'm outlining, but the outline isn't complete, and I'm working on it as I write. I'll talk more about my process this time when the event is over. For now, I'm going to focus on the book, which I've given the working title of Saviorville. If you'd like to follow my word count throughout the month, see my synopsis and sample of the book, and/or buddy up with me for this fun writing challenge, go ahead and click on this link for my official NaNoWriMo profile. Good luck to everyone participating!